Global salt marsh erosion is largely driven by regular weather patterns, rather than the occasional violent storm.
While the Gulf of Mexico's oyster industry was hard-hit by Katrina and Deepwater Horizon, oyster restoration projects are busy around the country. How can you contribute? Bring in oyster shells, or let kids help raise young oysters in schools.
It's been ten years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the western US. Now NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) have released detailed maps showing how radically the hurricane changed not only neighbor- and livelihoods, but also the geography of New Orleans itself.
An astonishing new study claims that hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the category-5 storms that hammered New Orleans in 2005, may have been responsible for up to half of all recorded stillbirths in the city's worst hit areas. Housing displacement due to the storms' aftermath is also in part to blame.